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Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad Lecture

Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad

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No understanding of human life, individual or collective, could be complete without factoring in the role and contribution of these history-shaping teachers. Now, this 36-lecture series takes you deep into the life stories and legacies of these four iconic figures, revealing the core teachings, and thoughts of each, and shedding light on the historical processes that underlie their phenomenal, enduring impact.

Speaking from multilevel personal experience with these teachings, Professor Muesse leads you in an inquiry with a dynamic double thrust.

First, you'll get the chance to reflect in depth on the most essential values of spirituality and the art of living, seen from four archetypal perspectives. Second, you'll delve into the historical contexts and individual lives of the four sages, and how the religious and philosophical traditions we associate with them came into being. The lectures serve as a unique window on the origins of these traditions, through their focus on the teachings, actions, and historical roles of the sages who inspired them. In uncovering the original wisdom and practices of each sage, you'll grapple with key questions. How did each man understand the nature of the universe? How did each envision the human self? What did they each see as the path to true self-realization? In words reflecting profound and compassionate insight, these lectures bring the teachings vividly alive as they speak to their essential purpose and as they shed light on the choices we all face, moment by moment, in living deliberately and savoring life to the fullest.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

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    C. Wilson 16/06/2014
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    "Fascinating"
    If you could sum up Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad in three words, what would they be?

    I am really glad I bought this. I can not put it down so to speak. I am almost at the end but just thought I would highly recommend this book to anyone whose interests fall in these areas.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Arvin Seeva 06/09/2016
    Arvin Seeva 06/09/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "A fantastic theological insight. "

    I found this as a very interesting material that balanced theological, historical and religious studies complemented with some critical analysis.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jean luke 01/08/2016
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    "simply wonderful"

    state of excellence like his other works. Academic world should be proud of having people like him around.

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    Stephenodonnell 19/05/2015
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    Could not put this book down, the lectures are amazing and informative as well as balanced.

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    Amazon Customer 17/05/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Four great sages... and a good teacher"

    I have learned a tremendous amount about the four Great Teachers, which will aid me in my studies but also in my life. Professor Muesse has been a firm and gentle guide, possessing humour and mindfulness . Excellent series.

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    "Top spiritual influencers of humanity - compared"

    Pragmatic scholarly outlook made fun and comparison of some of best known people in History. Good to gain superficial knowledge and take down myths.

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  • Jordan Swezey
    25/09/17
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    "Interesting, Historical Look at the Big Four"

    Little opinion is provided in this narrative, comparing four of the most influential figures of all time. The lecturer delves into the most credible sources available in order to provide an accurate thesis relating to these prominent figureheads.

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  • Mark
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    "Beyond Religion"

    Powerful reminder that there's no need to join or belong to anything. So much to learn from all these legendary teachers. Forget the extremists and learn there is so much common ground and goodness from each faith represented.

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  • Amazon Customer
    12/08/17
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    "Thoughtful and thought provoking."

    Well worth 10 plus hours of listening, and will probably revisit this course in few weeks...there is so much to absorb. Professor Muesse is an engaging speaker and clearly is passionate about the subject. Highly recommend this course to anyone interested in clear overview of these four sages teachings.

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  • Anton Wanio
    21/07/17
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    "Great subject told in a very digestable manner."

    This is my favorite professor when it comes to ease of listening and comprehension. i enjoyed the progression of the lectures, and learned quite a bit about each sage, and the different ways to compare them, and it gave me clearer perspective on what i want to strive for in life for joy. excellent listen!

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    17/07/17
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    "informative"

    love it need to hear it a few more times too much to digest the first time around

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    18/06/17
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    "Excellent"

    Detail by detail, very interesting. Good to know more of each of these characters who lived amongst us.

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  • Sean M Jones
    Mt. Pleasant, SC United States
    15/05/17
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    "I learned a lot"

    This was a fascinating journey through the lives of these four individuals. Each sage is given lots of time and attention. Everything is well explained and I feel like I know more now. They all had specific outlooks on the nature of reality that shaped the way a lot of individuals are.

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  • oshia
    BEMIDJI, MN, United States
    12/05/17
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    "objective and informative"

    an enlightening series of lectures orated by a sagely scholar. strongly recommend to anyone interested

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  • Patricia
    COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS, United States
    04/05/17
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    "Nice"

    A great overview of the four sages. I think its been a wonderful way to continue my quest to understanding the role of religions in the world

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